Hill Garners All-Big 12 First-Team Accolades

Hill Garners All-Big 12 First-Team Accolades

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IRVING, Texas – Following the close of a phenomenal senior season, outside hitter Emily Hill was named a member of the All-Big 12 First Team, announced by the league on Tuesday.

Hill, who was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team last season, one-upped herself and earned the first All-Big 12 First-Team honor of her career.

The Denton, Texas, native made her mark in the Texas Tech record book with 491 kills and 1,445 attack attempts over 30 matches in 2019. Her kill count ranks fifth all-time the program's single-history and her attack attempts register as the second-most tries by a Red Raider in a single season.

Hill kicked off opening weekend with a whopping 66 kills at the Sports Imports Classic at the campus of Ohio State. Her efforts up north earned her tournament MVP honors as well as the league's first Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week award on September 3.

She continued her stride the following weekend where she collected a career-high 33 kills against the Wildcats of Northwestern University. She Finished the NU Under Armour Challenge with the third and fourth double-doubles of her senior season and she didn't slow down from there.

Hill helped the Red Raiders to a 2-1 showing at the UNLV Invitational, where she posted 15-plus kills in all three matches. She tallied a season-high 20 digs against the UNLV Rebels to help Tech to a thrilling five-set win.

She posted three more double-digit dig performances to help Tech to an undefeated run in the Red Raider Classic. Her efforts against Houston, Incarnate Word and UTEP resulted in her second tournament MVP nod of the season just before the start of Big 12 Conference play.

Hill was solid throughout the entirety of the Red Raiders' league matches as she posted 15 of her 29 double-digit kill performances against Big 12 opponents. She produced nine double-double outings against nine conference challengers and finished the regular season second in the league with 4.23 kills per set and third overall with 4.70 points per set. Behind the service line, she ranked ninth in the league with 0.24 aces per set.

Hill also reached a pair of milestones this season. In Tech's first meeting against Baylor, Hill became one of four Red Raiders in program history to record 1,000 digs and 1,000 kills. The match also saw the 1,500th kill of her career thanks to her 13-kill, seven-dig performance.

Tech's senior outside hitter will go down as one of the most successful student-athletes in program history. Hill leaves Tech with 1,640 kills (1,258 of which were just as a Red Raider), 1,094 digs, 93 aces and 204 blocks.

The Red Raiders finished the season with a 17-13 overall record and a 7-9 mark in Big 12 Conference play. Tech finished fifth in the league, which is the Red Raiders' highest finish in the Big 12 in program history.

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